Friday, December 31, 2010

My best vintage 2010

It's my plan to show you some of my favorite items sold this year...not all, but the items that first come to mind. There's plenty (*blush*). You know I love all wearable vintage clothing, but especially the teens and 20s...

...30s and 40s...

... and 50s and 60s.


As usual, the 40s weigh heavily among my favorites









I always love a classic





Lilli Ann
I'm partial to anything that brings a smile






Tyrolean tourist jacket
and I love party dresses, for all kinds of parties




Hardy Amies








I always love a great print (click on any photo for a closer view)

Parasols on a windy day

Hand-painted Mexican skirt

Pincushions

Casbah
Spoof newspaper of the future

Unicorns

Butterflies

My perennial favorite, polka dots

Best yet, a Mid-century Modern print





I love to take a walk on the wild side


Schiaparelli




This year certain items have had special meaning for me

I found my first (and possibly last, given where I live!) Ossie Clark dress


In April came the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and the 11th anniversary of denisebrain


These shoes ended up in an exhibition at the Heard Museum


In January his little bag from my own collection helped me raise money for Medecins Sans Frontieres for their work in Haiti


This ca. 1930 opera coat helped me raise money for the Save the Manatee Club in August


This Bonnie Cashin 3-piece outfit helped me raise money for Living Beyond Breast Cancer in October


...and this owl handbag helped me raise money for Conservation Northwest this month

This year, with the help of the best customers, I have been able to raise over $1500 for some great causes.

Thank you so much for your support, style, and all-out fabulousness!

Wishing you all the best of love, hope, health, peace and joy in 2011

7 comments:

Ms. B @ Millie Deel said...

That coral dress is gorgeous!!

denisebrain said...

Thank you!

Ms. B, I think you saw my post when I had only several pictures up, and I really appreciate your comment coming before I had my act together...it gave me the boost I needed to finish the post!

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Oh, the green shoes, the feather hat, the gold pleated dress and the blue velvet opera coat! Lovely!

denisebrain said...

You have outstanding taste Carol...but of course!

Lisa said...

I applaud you Maggie for your generous spirit. Thank You.

The opera coat is my favorite... so dreamy....

Hoping you have the most wonderful 2011... doesn't it sound strange to say that... time flies soooooo fast!

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

Maggie,

You are such an inspiration for vintage clothing lovers. Your photographs have such flair and joy~~thank you for sharing them with us!

Best,
Michelle

denisebrain said...

Thank you Michelle...those are wonderful words!